A new kind of electric violin taking its design inspiration from the organic beauty of wood, the simplicity of clean lines, and the comfort of light weight, combined with innovative Yamaha sound to create this gorgeous live-performance instrument.
Inspired by craft and design elements of Yamaha acoustic guitars, Yamaha set out to design a new kind of electric violin made primarily from wooden materials. This instrument takes a design cue from both violin and acoustic guitar shapes, creating a beautiful yet amazingly lightweight instrument made with six different woods. These wood materials are carefully crafted with an airy infinity loop-like design, representing the dimensions of acoustic space, and is as stunning visually as it is fun to play. Using a unique Yamaha bridge pickup that carries over from professional Yamaha Silent Violins, this instrument delivers a smooth, organic and warm tone. The design incorporates a simple 1/4" input to match the clean and natural aesthetic of this innovative electric violin.
ELEGANT DESIGN FOR IMPRESSIVE ON-STAGE PRESENCE
Mobius strip like design provides continuity between front and back. Three-dimensional form designed to appeal to the audience when performing live.
EASY SWITCHOVER FROM TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC VIOLIN
The same shape as acoustic violins accepts standard shoulder/chin rests and tailpiece.
ORGANIC FORM ENHANCES THE FEEL AND QUALITIES OF THE WOODS USED
Finished to enhance the natural beauty of the materials used (NT model).
Natural sound and response of YEV-104 allows performers to freely bring out their musical expression.
Carefully selected maple with mahogany and spruce in a 5-layer construction results in excellent response and natural overall sound.
* The black model has the same construction, but the layers cannot be seen.
A 5-layer oil-finished walnut frame offers an ideal blend of flexibility and strength in a design that is not only striking, but also contributes to natural musical resonance.
The same type of high-output passive bridge pickup that is a highly regarded feature of the SV250 is used. While effectively picking up the sound of the entire instrument, it also captures the instrument's response and expressive bowing nuances employed by the player.
Selects direct output of the pickup signal, or output via the instrument's volume control. Direct output delivers the instrument's full sonic potential, with rich lows and punchy impact.
- Dimensions: 204mm W x 592mm H x 111mm D
- Weight: Approx. 550g
- Size: 4/4
- Body: Spruce/Mahogany/Maple
- Side/Frame: Walnut
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Maple with built-in Piezo-electric Pickup
- Tuning Pegs: Ebony
- Tailpiece: Synthetic Resin (equipped with fine tuners)
- Chin Rest: Ebony
- Strings: D'Addario Zyex
- Pickup System: Bridge w/Built-in Piezo-electric Pickup
- Controls: Volume Control, Selector Switch (Volume Control activation switch)
- Output: Passive Output